Ruta and Lima Magele, experienced Early Learning Facilitators, focus on the proverb - “Ia su’i tonu le mata o le niu” which means to pierce the right eye of the coconut. The proverb describes the notion of leadership – to go about an undertaking in the proper way- leading the right way.
In Q3 of this series Ruta discusses the four factor model of cultural intelligence. The first factor is motivational cultural intelligence- this is about showing an interest, confidence and drive to adapt cross culturally.
The second factor is cognitive cultural intelligence It’s about understanding cross cultural issues and differences.
The third factor is metacognitive cultural intelligence-it’s about strategizing and making sense of culturally diverse experiences. It includes awareness, planning and checking
The fourth factor is behavioural which refers to a leader’s ability to act appropriately when interacting cross culturally both verbally and non verbally.